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June 25-29: BRAVO Summer Camp

BRAVO students from four sites will gather for a one-week summer camp at Cesar Chavez School.  In addition to learning some new pieces, BRAVO students will create their own music by ear with the help of a team of Teaching Artists from across the country.  Community concert at the Cesar Chavez School auditorium on Friday… Continue Reading

June 29, 6pm: Just Play It. New works created by BRAVO students.

Collective Composition showcase in the Pearl Don’t miss this high energy premiere of new pieces created by BRAVO students during their one-week summer camp. The dramatic central atrium of Wieden + Kennedy‘s world headquarters serves as the perfect setting for this concert that puts creativity and student voices in the spotlight. International tuba star Dan… Continue Reading

Student Profile: Ja-Angelo

A 4th grader at Cesar Chavez School, Ja-Angelo is in his first year studying trumpet in the Teresa Carreño Wind Ensemble. At the year-end celebration for BRAVO Cesar Chavez, he and his mother Isabel shared a table with BRAVO Executive Director Seth Truby and related how studying music has changed things not just for Ja-Angelo, but for the whole… Continue Reading

May 12, 10am: D’Rivera Winds at St Johns Bizarre

Join the D’Rivera Winds from Cesar Chavez when they perform at one of Portland’s favorite street festivals, the St Johns Bizarre. Help celebrate the spirit of this unique corner of our city and enjoy the St Johns Parade, live music, great food, art and craft, jewelry and clothing.  We’re so delighted that our students can… Continue Reading

BRAVO is hiring!

Positions open 5/2/2018 BRAVO is hiring for the positions listed below. Deadline for application 5/18/2018. Brass Teaching Artist for BRAVO Cesar Chavez After-school wind ensemble and chorus   Cello/Bass Teaching Artist for BRAVO After-school Youth Orchestra and Chorus   Percussion Teaching Artist for BRAVO After-school Youth Orchestra and Chorus   Violin/Viola Teaching Artist for BRAVO… Continue Reading

BRAVO Profile: Maite

Maite is a 10 year old 5th grade student at Cesar Chavez School. Although she is growing up with music in her house, she is the first in her family to play an instrument. She used to sing in a choir, and is delighted now to have the opportunity to play in a band and… Continue Reading

BRAVO Profile: Davina

Davina, a 7th grader at George Middle School, is in her 4th year studying violin. She loves BRAVO because she gets to express her feelings through music. Her favorite composer is Bach. When she joined BRAVO, she started learning about her family members from Cuba who were musicians. Her great grandfather played violin, her great grandmother… Continue Reading